US military awards General Dynamics Gatling contracts

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products was recently awarded two contracts with a combined value of $12.9m (£7.9m) to produce 22 Gatling-gun systems for the US Navy and to supply various Gatling-gun spare items to the US Army.

Under the first award, worth $7.8m, General Dynamics will deliver 22 M61A2 20mm Gatling-gun systems to the Navy for use on the F/A-18E/F aircraft, while under the second, it will deliver GAU-19/A Gatling-gun spare items to the Army.